October 4-5 / Louisville, KY

Hosted By Southern Seminary in partnership with the Orphan Care Alliance of Louisville

National Conference 2013

2013 Breakout Sessions (Listed according to tracks)

*Audio is being added over the next week (January 2 – 10).

Stories about Beginning the Adoption Journey (Pre-Adoption)

Adopting the PERFECT Child and Other Fairy Tales: How to Have Realistic Expectations When Adopting (David Wooten)

Adoption 101 (Laura Godwin)

Adoption Blogging: Not Just Your Diary Anymore (Melissa Peduzzi, Stephanie Cole, and Sophia Jindoyan, MercyFound Ministries)

Don’t You Already Have Kids? Adding to Your Existing Family Through Adoption (Dr. Randy Stinson, SBTS)

Getting Started in the Right Direction (for pre-adoptive couples)

HELP! Our Adoption Isn’t Going According to Plan
Ministering to Birthmothers
Older Child Adoption
Opening the Door to Adoption
The Archibald Project
The Interstate Adoption Maze

Stories from Experienced Adoptive Families (Post Adoption)

Big Brother/Adopted Sister
Caring for Families Facing Attachment Disorders
Disrupted Adoptions
Families in Crisis
Fear: Not-So-Common
Hair, Bonding, & Identity
Moments for Moms
The Unique Educational
What Do YOU Want to Know About Attachment
When the Story is Struggling

Stories from Experienced Adoptive Families with Special Needs

Made in Whose Image? Is your family ruling out a “special needs” adoption for the right reasons?
POSITIVELY Adopting
Special Needs
Walking through the Fields

Stories about Foster Care for Families

Adoption Process for the KY State
Engaging in the Local Orphan Ministry
Leading Your Church
Life Coaching
Navigating Foster Care

Stories about Financing your Adoption Journey

Faithfully Funding Your Adoption
How Can the Adoption Tax Credit Help Me
How to Adoption Debt-Free
Innovative Fundraising

Stories about the Orphan Crisis from Experienced Organizations

Advocacy Through Life: session four
Caring for the Millions: session three
Fierce Compassion: session one
How SCOTUS and ICWA: session four
Orphans, Missions, and the Unreached Peoples of the World: session three
The Benefits and Challenges: session one
The Mega Issues: session two
Towards a Violence-free and an AIDS-free Generation: session three

Stories about Developing Ministries for Adoption/Orphan Care Movement

Becoming an Adoption-Friendly Church: session two
BRUSH-to-BERRIES: session three
Discipleship and Orphan Care:
Family First: Family Preservation, Reunification, Foster Care, & Adoption: session two
Global Orphan Care: session four
Orphan Justice in the Local Church: session one
The Power of Orphan Sunday: session one
The Story of Rwanda: session three

Stories about God’s Work through the Theology of Adoption

Adopting Transracially: session two
Adoption is War: session two
Brokenhearted: session four
Expanding the Story: session one
Getting Over Myself: session one
Gospel Rest for Weary Moms: session four
Praising Into Christ: session three
When Your Heart Collides: session three

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